Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety and variability of plants, animals, and ecosystems within an area. Value is placed on biological and population diversity, and also the health of these populations. Efforts to conserve biodiversity often consider biological and ecological protection from a systems level, working holistically to improve the health of an area.

Screenshot from the video with the infographics on stone pines and pine nuts.

New videos explain the wonders of the pine ecosystems in Portugal to children

The Portuguese Competence Centre for Umbrella Pine and Pine Nut – Centro de Competências do Pinheiro manso e do Pinhão (CCPMP) – is a...

Forested Landscapes in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

IUFRO Forest Environment is pleased to announce the All Division 8 Conference in 2023. The event will be held in-person in Évora, Portugal, at...
Forest waterfall

PhD Fellowship opportunity on forest soil vulnerability

Originally posted on the HoliSoils website: The 2023 call for the INPhINIT fellowships is now open and includes 35 positions for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue...
Mediterranean Landscape

Restricted Call for Small Grants in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and BirdLife International opened a call for proposals for Small Grants in Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo...

Local initiatives to mitigate wildfire risk in Spain

Spain, like many other countries in Europe, has been burning for the last few weeks. The wildfire in Sierra de la Culebra, Zamora, has...

FOREST EUROPE High-Level Policy Dialogue: Sustainable Forest Management

FOREST EUROPE (former Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forest in Europe) organises a High Level Policy Dialogue on 30 August 2022 to discuss...

Citizen science and its contribution to controlling acacia forests in Portugal

Many forest ecosystems worldwide are under threat after the invasion of exotic invasive plant species and Portugal is no exception. One of the most...

Improving brown bear habitat in Spain through forest restoration actions

A new Horizon 2020-funded project has just been launched, bringing together 36 partners from 13 European countries to work towards a transformative shift towards...
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Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same...

The fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest biodiversity conservation...

Webinar: From National Forest Inventories to European Level Forest Monitoring

The New EU Forest Strategy 2030 recognises the need to develop a European forest monitoring system in all the Member States for information-based decision...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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